In the year 2000 I thought I was an intellectual. I was in a PhD program in Political Science here in New York at the City of New York University Graduate School on the way, or so I thought, to becoming a professor of Political Science. Since my first trip abroad at the age of 10, spending six weeks with relatives in Norway, I was fascinated with foreign countries, cultures and languages. I was a foreign exchange student for a
year at age 16 in Sweden and spent the following summer traveling throughout Europe-all before my senior year in High School. I ended up graduating from College in Paris where I had lived for two years and a professor there recommended that I consider a PhD and becoming an academic and that’s the path I thought I was on.
Until one day a friend offered me a healing session. I wasn’t clear what she was offering me and was skeptical, to say the least, until fifteen minutes into the session when I started re-living my birth. Not only did I re-experience birth, I also saw how one of my core emotional issues was connected to birth trauma. You see, not only was I born during the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis when everyone thought we were all going to die, but a nurse had my mother push when her leg was bent in the wrong direction and she cracked her pelvis.
During this first healing session I felt that trauma and I felt how that trauma had made me very distrustful of people, the world and life in general. It wasn’t intellectual. It was a very charged emotion that I felt, and released. When the session was over I could feel that something was lifted. I felt like a new person, a feeling that I would re experience hundreds of times as new layers were removed over the years. I immediately asked her where I could learn to do this and she said that there was a workshop in a couple of weeks.
I attended that workshop and at the end of the weekend knew that I was not going to complete the PhD and become a professor, despite six years of study and the best academic performance of my life. I was going to become a healer! It felt like a highly irresponsible decision to say the least. But I couldn’t deny the power of the transformation I was experiencing and the transformation I was witnessing in others.
Later on my friend told me that she had begun studying a form of energy healing, Vortexhealing®, which was supposedly from the Merlin lineage that had been resurrected by a healer named Ric Weinman. Not being the Dungeons and Dragons type, nor being into anything mythological, I was intensely skeptical to say the least. Merlin? Really? But she was offering a free session because she wanted a guinea pig to test this on before offering it to her clients and I thought, “What the hell” and scheduled the session with her.
When we did the session she told me that she had received a “transmission” of many different healing energies and she wanted me to describe what they felt like. So she started ‘running’ these energies on me, asking me to describe the feeling. She would do one and I would say that one felt like fire, a white fire for example, and she would be shocked and say that was the exact name of the energy she was running, White Fire. This went on with a lot of these energies. She would run the energy and I would describe the feeling with the exact, or nearly exact, name of the energy. We were both surprised by that and if I am honest, I don’t think I could replicate that feat now.
So, that meant only one thing, I would now have to take Vortexhealing® courses. The courses were intense transmissions of energy that I could feel. I remained skeptical about the whole Merlin thing but I couldn’t deny that something profound was happening. And I didn’t mind the bonus–getting a certificate certifying me as a Wizard of the Merlin Lineage.
Hell yes! That totally appealed to my love for the absurd, the magical and the just plain weird.
By this time I was developing my healing practice, seeing clients while still in graduate school and being a househusband, taking care of my two young daughters. I was also still a client of the friend who brought me into this world, having committed to weekly private sessions for a year. The work I did on myself during this time helped me get grounded in the fact that this shit worked, and that the work was never really done either. There is no end to personal transformation. Just as a musician never fully masters their instrument, a person is never finished becoming more of what they are.
As my healing practice developed I noticed a pattern in the clients I was attracting. They were almost all creative people. And not just starving artists. I was attracting top level creative people who were world renowned in their fields. I never considered myself creative at all. I sucked at art, couldn’t play a musical instrument and while I could write well, it was always dry academic writing, nothing creative at all. So why was I attracting all of these highly creative people? And how was it that I could help them not only enhance their creativity, but help them embody their talents with confidence? Maybe I was creative after all. Maybe we all are. And maybe that creativity comes in infinite forms and we just have to find ours. And maybe my creativity had something to do with all of this.
So now I was a healer. I had exited graduate school with a Master’s Degree in Political Science rather than a PhD. I got divorced and started a new life. I was working with fascinating clients and leading workshops. I felt like teaching was the next step but my girlfriend at the time had an intuition that there was one more method I needed to learn. I dreaded this. The last thing I wanted to do was study a whole new method for years. That all changed when I found Dolores Cannon’s Convoluted Universe book series and read them voraciously. I then read all of the rest of her books and knew that I needed to study with her. Dolores Cannon was a self-taught past life regression hypnotist and author of around 20 books. These books were a revelation! They were basically transcripts of her past life regression sessions. She only wrote her own notes about the sessions but none of this material was created by her.
I had always tended to believe in past lives and had even done a couple of sessions with practitioners of other methods so it wasn’t a stretch to get interested in this work, QHHT or Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique. I took my first class with Dolores in February of 2010 and immediately added this method to my work and I was immediately blown away by the stories that my clients relayed to me during our sessions. I probably would have been much more skeptical of what was happening if my clients weren’t also skeptical. I was kind of funny and still is. When a person sees a past life they tend to question it and I think that’s great. The last thing I’m looking for is a bunch of clients who believe all of this with no critical thinking. Skepticism is good. Cynicism is another matter.
So now I combine Energy Healing and Past Life Regression and other methods of personal transformation and call this work that I do Transformatology®. I have found a profession that I never want to retire from, and that’s what I wish for everyone in terms of the work they do. If you can find a profession that you would still do if you won the lottery, you are in a good place.
Transformatology®, beyond being a cool word I made up, is all about helping people tap into their joy, the joy they were born with, the joy that should be the baseline feeling throughout life. The way I see it, everyone is a spirit, a joyful immortal spirit, inhabiting a mortal body with a finite existence. We all got lost at some point in childhood when this physical reality overwhelmed our identity as spirit and forced us to find ways to conform to a harsh reality. It is my passion to help people navigate the path back to themselves and that is a journey that, thankfully, will never end for them or for me.